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CONTACT: Erica Rakowicz
Communication Specialist, Community Relations
Canton Public Library
734-397-0999 ext. 1245
CPL Recognizes Volunteers with President’s Volunteer Service Awards
CANTON, MI – The Canton Public Library celebrated volunteers who contributed 8,452 service hours with a luncheon on April 18. Staff prepared food to honor the 89 volunteers who spend their time at CPL shelving books, processing library materials, watering plants and more.
Volunteers were also recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, by library trustees Michelle Farell and Nancy Eggenberger.
The award given for the most time contributed is the Lifetime Achievement Award, given to volunteers who have contributed over 4,000 hours of service to the library in their lifetime. Bronze, Silver and Gold awards were also given to volunteers.
“That’s just amazing and that’s a lot of dedication to the library, so we want to give a special thank you to these people,” Farell said, before presenting the Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The following recipients exceeded the number of hours required for each level of the award:
Gold: Linda Luke and Kathy Young
Silver: Deb Luczkowski, Shirley Reynolds, Judy Richardson, Nancy Smith and Linda Wisniewski
Bronze: Nancy Austin, Barb Backes , Melinda Drake, Linda Garrett, Larry Hoelscher, Lisa Kluka, John MacGaw, Claire O’Connor, Loretta Olson, Larry Richardson, David Smith, Kathy Sonnanstine, Jody Trame, Joan Postell and Debbe Yeager
Lifetime Achievement: Bevis Richardson and Ilene Saunders
Additional facts about the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award winners:
In 2011, the first year the Canton Public Library gave out the awards, CPL gave out 11 Bronze Awards. This year, CPL gave out 27 Bronze Awards.
Award winners alone donated 5,077 volunteer hours to the library in 2016.
Three of the award winners were teens, ages 11-15. Two teens won Silver Awards for 75-99 hours and one teen won a Bronze Award for 50-74 hours.
Two winners were young adults, ages 16-25. One young adult won a Silver Award for 175-249 hours and one young adult won a Bronze Award for 100-174 hours.
Thirty-three adults, ages 26 and up, won Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Twenty-five adults won Bronze Awards for 100-249 hours, five adults won Silver Awards for 250-499 hours, and three adults won Gold Awards for 500+ hours.
The Canton Public Library is located at 1200 S. Canton Center Rd. Learn more about the library by visiting www.cantonpl.org or by calling the library at 734-397-0999.